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calendar. i want to introduce you to a couple each with their own immigration story who want to take in some of the thousands of immigrants coming across the border. and maria told us about her decision to risk her life coming to the u.s. she's in court seeking asylum. i will update you on this thursday, the 17 hth of july. >> good morning, i'm jose dia diaz-balart. testimony about bridge gate allegations to lawmakers. a presidential campaign or two has started up. we're going to talk about chris christie with my cnbc colleague john harwood. but first, the concern of all
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americans, according to a new poll, right now one in six people say immigration is the most important problem across america. trending much higher than even the first of this year. communities from coast to coast are being asked by the federal government to give shelter to kids coming across the border from central america. in massachusetts, governor duvall patrick will take in some of these kids. local sheriffs from across the country are visiting the border to see firsthand. this is what one local sheriff had to say. >> we're all becoming border states now, we want to know the trends, what's happening, what can we expect, we know there's more coming from texas. >> meantime, in texas, local tea party members are tired of waiting for washington to come up with a solution telling governor perry it's time to step things up. >> we are calling upon our state leadership to step up into the role for which they were
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elected. and that is the safety, health and security of our beloved state of texas, which we now know to be in imminent danger. >> one local congressional candidate is apologizing for protesting what he thought was a bus full of unaccompanied mean kno minors that ended up being kids on their way to a ymca camp. >> i ended up seeing the kids on the busses and the fear in their faces, this is not compassion. >> did you know this was a bus with ymca kids? >> there are also faith groups stepping up to take in some of these kids in ft. worth, texas. looking to local residents to step up and adopt some of them as temporary foster children. and some are heeding the call. >> if you read the paper and watch the news, you can't help but see the need. >> joining me now are luis
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garcia hernandez two texas parents looking to foster these kids. we'll have a remarkable story of their own. thank you both for being with us. thank you for having us. >> you both already have two children of your own, they're 2 and 4 years old, adorable, by the way, what made you both want to take in even more? >> well, we -- it's a goal that we actually always had in a marriage to adevelopme developdw hearing the news and being involved in that community, we definitely decided to step up and try to help these kids that are, you know, going through this crisis. >> you know, the local bishop who's really taking this issue on with lawrence o'donnell on tuesday, take a listen to this. >> we have doubled our bed space at catholic charities ft. worth and have processed in the last six weeks, 200 children, all
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under the age of 13, and it's prospects that will process about 600 by the end of the year. >> do you get that your community has a sense of urgency about this? are you guys in the majority on this or in the minority of folks? >> we definitely, for the time being, we're going through the process now, all the training, we're supposed to take 39 hours of training and going through that, we notice that the comments from the teachers that are saying that this group has grown. so there's a lot of interest people in the crisis and try to help out, reach out to try to, you know, foster these kids. so we notice that the help is there, we're trying, there's a lot of parents involved and families that we have seen, question share ideas with them as well. so in reality, you know, there's
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people who come to us and say how can we help? so it's definitely a good turnout so far, there's about 30 families that we have seen, we have gone through the training with, so we have seen that. >> and in any household, the toughest job is always the mom. why do you see the need to step up at this time? >> well, you know, being a latina mom, i think that all latina moms for the majority worry about their kids and they try and do the best and everything possible to make sure they're okay. i think that by bringing in somebody to our home, that giv s s them a sense of security, we will introduce them into our family, like it's one of our own to make them feel welcome and comfortable. >> when you look at the protests and they're going on across the country, people are confronting some of these busses and, you know, they say they simply don't have information, they don't want this government to just drop kids off in their towns in their areas without any
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information. what's your reaction to this? >> you know, it's tough, i understand where you're coming from. but i think that -- we're a country of diversity, and i think that we need to welcome, if people come from that country because of the organized crime or they come because of the gangs, we need to welcome them into our country. we're helping others in other countries, why not help our own, coming into ours? >> gabriella and luis, thank you for coming on and good luck. moving on to the politics of the issue in washington, the president met with the hispanic caucus yesterday, still no real solutions in sight. it's not clear if congress will take up the bill proposed by senator john cornyn, the bill would speed us deportation of unaccompanied minors. it didn't even come up at the meeting.
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congressman, thanks for being with us. >> it's my pleasure, and congratulations on your show. >> very kind, sir. tell me about the meeting you had with the president yesterday, how did it go? what did you get out of it? >> we had about a wione-hour meeting with the president and he's trying to figure out where his legal authority starts and ends on this issue. quite frankly congress has not taken action, the senate did, but our haas has not been able to take action, what it's on the supplemental bill that the president has or on the longer issue which is comprehensive immigration reform. >> and congressman, i want to talk about, you said at the top of this interview, that the president should act and what specifically should he be doing unilaterally, which is something you've been calling for some time on immigration? >> first of all, this is not an immigration crisis that we're in right now at the border.
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it's actually a refugee crisis and a crisis of a lack of leadership and it starts with speaker boehner. for example, speaker boehner has not taken up the president's request of the supplemental. the congress did not fund the departments at the necessary level to handle 50,000 children over about an eight-month period, that is not the case, so legitimately, we as congress who holds the power of the purse, need to give the president those resources. secondly, it's important to understand that the president made it very clear to the hispanic caucus. he's not acting. he let speaker boehner know for many, many months to go and do something and he has not done it. now it's time for the president to act and he's going to be doing that shortly. >> the president has said to me in the past, he has said and i'm quoting the president, in the last three interviews we have had. he said i'm the president, i'm
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not a king. what do you want the president to do unilaterally to deal with this crisis. >> what i want the president to do is use his legal authority and latitude to go ahead and give people some kind of status of the 11 million who are waiting to get some relief and who are already working in this country and contributing to our economy to give them an opportunity, not all of them. the power of the president cannot relieve all 11 million, but there are categories of 5 hu 00,000 or a million that he can give is that temporary status to. what the president said yesterday is when it comes to the children at the border, he's looking to make sure that we expedite the process, but continue to keep the process fair, so that the children who are looking for asylum and have a legitimate case that they have the opportunity to make their case and make sure they have temporary or permanent status here in the united states. so those are the things the president committed to. >> congressman, thank you so much for being was, i look forward to speaking with you in
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the near future. >> you're welcome, it's an important issue and thank you for covering it. >> thanks. and later in the show we'll talk to congressman henry quar. the story we brought you on this program on monday, maria the 17-year-old who -- she was just in court where a judge told her she can make that application because she came here as a minor. her lawyer says he'll be filing by tomorrow, because she turns 18 on sunday. in the coming months she'll have another hearing to go over her asylum documents and tell the judge why she had to flee her home country. after the proceedings this morning, she became emotional. she says she hopes she can stay in this country and that her case will be decided soon. she says she's spervedsing time with her sister and learning english. >> how are you? and hi, good morning, good
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evening and what is your name? >> she's starting to learn. maria told us her brother was murdered by a gang who tried to force her to join as well. coming up, bowe bergdahl's attorney says his client is proud to be wearing a uniform again. and we'll check on chris christy who seems like he's back to his old self. >> are you leaning towards it? are you thinking it's likely to happen? >> this is just another way of asking the question, right? are you leaning? no, i'm not leaning. >> but we're in the second half of 2014. >> i'm aware. i have a calendar. >> right. ♪ ♪ da-da-da-da-da, bum-da, bum-da ♪ ♪ bum-da, bum-da ♪ the animals went in two by two ♪ ♪ the sheep and the frog and the kangaroo ♪ ♪ and they all went marching, marching in two by two ♪ ♪
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a wild california shoot-out,
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a fire emergency and bowe bergdahl has a lawyer. let's zoom through some of today's top stories. a dramatic police chase in stockton california ends with one suspect shot and one killed. the suspects led police on a dangerous chase along highways and neighborhoods, the entire time firing ak-47s and rifles at officers. more than a dozen police cars and several homes were hit by bullets. at different points, two of the hostages were either thrown from or jumped out of the suv. police finally shot out the tires, the gunman then used the third hostage as a shield. he was killed along with the suspects. police released the surviving suspect. they have identified him as 19-year-old jamie ramos, he's being charged with homicide, robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder.
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the swruj said the penalty has caused long delays and confusion for inmates and most of them never face exkigs anyway. only 13 have been executed. and now to the fires, the wildfires in several states, oregon's governor declared a state of emergency in order for the national guard to be called in to help respond to 13 large fires burning there in washington state, as many as 400 people have been told to pack up and leave because of these fires, the flames threatening 800 homes, in addition to washington and oregon, wildfires are also burning in idaho and california. and in the coming weeks, an army investigator is expected to question bowe bergdahl about the events that led to hidisappearae and capture in 2009. bergdahl's attorney talked about
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it with matt lauer. >> if a gi is not at his or her duty station, that person is determined to be a deserter. that has nothing to do with whether a person has committed the crime of desertion. >> he also says that bergdahl is proud to wear the army uniform, but is ready for the next chapter in his life. governor chris christie heads to the battleground state of iowa. he says it has nothing to do with -- john harwood, he was asked several times about hid possible run for president. and he wouldn't give anything away. >> everyone will keep asking and by the way, it's pretty nice to be asked, you know? because if you really stink, they don't ask. if you're really awful, no one's
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asking. the fact is that you should beware of people, in my opinion, who are over anxious to make that decision before they need to. that would seem to me, ambition before wisdom. >> it seems like he's back to his old self with the tell it like it is scandal. back in new jersey, the governor's chief of staff is testifying before a lettingive committee about the george washington bridge lane closures. joining me now is cnbc washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times," john harwood. great to see you. it looked like the governor was having a good time in the interview, is he back to a place yes he feels comfortable with the banter or that he just wants us to feel he's back to where he
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used to be. >> clearly he's not where he used to be, we have seen recently in the nbc maris poll members that his -- he's been badly damaged, no question about that, he has got a one of a kind personality, he's got a real combination of spiceiness and humor and spunk that plays pretty well politically. is that power -- i kind of doubt it. but it's not impossible. and he clearly thinks it's possible. so he's going to play this out for a while. >> we just showed the poll numbers on unfavorability and he's winning on that contest at least, and it's no secret that politicians go to iowa to test their presidential chances, governor christy will be making a lot of stops there "today." what do you think? i mean you know politics better than most, is he running, do you think? >> so many people who are considering races, in essence
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are doing all the things that you do if you're going to run until they make a viability decision and decide it's going to work or it's not going to work. i think he is provisionally exploring, call it running, but when it gets to the end of the year, he said he could do it as late as 2015. he will make a decision, can i make the money? i'm sure he can make the money. can i overcome the hurdless facing me, tea party republicans in iowa and place us like that. i think that's where it gets more dicey and he'll make some calculations about his general election choices. he's very forward leaning on this. and until he comes to the conclusion that it can't possibly work, i think he's inclined to do it. >> the governor said he's moving past the bridge gate scandal. the governor's testifying right now before a legislative committee in new jersey. how do you see the governor
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dealing with this moving forward while, well, this is going on? >> this is like what military commanders say the enemy has a say in the outcome. so the governor wants to move past the bridge scandal and he was very assertive about that yesterday, you know, i raised the question of didn't you create the atmosphere or is style that encouraged this bridge closure? and he said garbage, that's bull, not true. but of course the people running against him, if he gets into the race are going to be very aggressive about putting that front and center. so it's only partly up to him how well he can move past it and the fact that he's got a budget crisis and a problem with the pension reform that was a signature bipartisan achievement for him is also a big obstacle as well. >> john harwood, always a pleasure to see you, my friend. he's a democrat on an island. henry quaar are -- we'll get his
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some developing news in the middle east. this comes just hours after a temporary humanitarian cease fire was broken. three mortars were fired from gaza. kira simmons joins us from tel aviv. what are you hearing about this new cease fire and what about these mortar attacks? >> reporter: good morning, well, there's tension over it really, because people aren't entirely clear what was happening. there are talks taking place
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between cairo and egypt among all sides. there was a cease fire planned for 6:00 in the morning local time. that is being denied by all parties so perhaps there are the ongoing negotiations and last minute deal making that needs to happen before something can be announcement and the tension increases and continues as you mentioned. because there was that fife-hour cease fire that largely held but then there were three mortars fired from gaza into israel. israel didn't respond and civilians in gaza didn't have the opportunity to go and get food and supplies and that kind of thing. at the same time, israel having to launch an investigation into the deaths of those children on the beach in gaza yesterday, these are terrible scenes in which innocent people were killed. that repeated many times the number now, 231 killed in gaza.
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there are different sides involved can noishlgt. >> and israel meanwhile says it will respond firmly and decisively that it will launch more attacks from gaza. it's tough to really understand from afar, how tense the situation is right now there. and tell me a little bit about, i mean how do people live their lives with rockets being lobbed on both sides and how do they get through their days? >> reporter: the reality is it's much more difficult in gaza, where rockets from landing, albeit the israelis saying they're targeting only hamas targets and they abort missions if they think that innocent civilians might get killed. it's easier here because this iron dome defense system manages
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to fire -- there is a fear every time there's an air ride siren, people have to run to the hills here in israel. there is pressure here on the government to launch some kind of a ground invasion, perhaps limited to tackle some of the issues, for example, we saw early this morning an attack on a tunnel that had been built between gaza and israel, the palestinian militants emerging from that tunnel with dark intentions, clearly if they manage to get any further, israel targeted them, they were killed. but at the same time, just in the last few hours, we had a tense moment where there was an emergency situation on the border, where there was a suggestion that perhaps lot tunnel had been used and some people had got through. that now appears not to be the case. but that gives you a picture that these negotiations for a cease fire are taking place. there's all of this tension mounting and building around it. >> on both sides, kira simmons thank you for that live report. coming up, los angeles is
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the sanctions will cause more damages to u.s. and russian relations and will hurt both russian and american businesses. at the same time, putin said moscow is still keeping the door open for diplomacy. >> today i approved a new set of sanctions on some of russia's largest companies and financial institutions, along with their allies with whom i have been
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coordinating closely in the past days and weeks. i have made it clear that russia must stop the flow of weapons over the boarder into ukraine. >> chuck hagel reportedly -- -- recommended for transfer. the rest are not. >> rescuing 458 people including babies and young children, some of the victims sexually abused and beaten. others being locked in tiny rooms without food or water. the new home is owned by a group
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columbia over the next five years. there's laws making homeless on a crime are on the rise across the country. one major u.s. city is taking a different approach to deal with the epidemic. more than 51,000 people sleep on the streets of l.a. on any given night. 51,000. city officials are starting to ease up on arrests for peat pe offenses and are beginning to focus more on mental health services. one local doctor has been helping the homeless for years by handing out hygiene supplies, medicine and basic first aid. and she does it all for free. dr. sophia moman is with us today. thanks, doctor for being was. >> sure, thanks for inviting me, it's a pleasure. >> it's so easy to pass a homeless person in the street and just look the other way when your view for example are working with them face to face,
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what do you find? >> well, i find that everyone has a story out there on the streets, we don't know how they got there, buzz they're in trance discussion somewhere, and i never ignore a homeless person, i usually stop and try and offer them a sandwich, if i'm going to work, but i do a lot of time to help them medically in groups. >> when you say help them medically in a group, what do they need? what are they telling you they don't get, are missing, are hungry for? >> i say what's the worst thing about being homeless? is it food you don't get, is it that you're afraid of your safety, that you're fighting the elements or that you're sick and you don't have what you need. the main thing that bothers them the most is loneliness, they need human companionship and they're basically all alone out there. basically what i do is i load up my car and i go out there and i
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set up a makeshift medical clinic, just with me and a table and a chair and a few volunteers and we just line them up and there may be 30 or 40 or 50 at a time. and we treat them one at a time and give them the privacy and see what their problems are. some of them have abscesses, some of them have been stabbed, some of them have been cut. and we just try to deal with whatever they have, whatever problems they have. we take area blood pressure, we dispense blood pressure medication to them and hopefully give them a little bit of followup for that and refer them to a free clinic nearby if we can. >> tell me about city and states, how do we as a country help deal with this? because, you know, it doesn't seem to be a magic bullet to deal with this issue. >> i think everyone should do their part, if everyone pitched in and did whatever they could in any way to help them, the problem would be way, way less. and you quoted 50,000, i'm more inclined to think there's 70,000. i adjust -- i see them
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everywhere. l.a., long beach, just everywhere you go, you see them and there are more and more of them because of this economical situation. and it doesn't mean that we should turn our backs on them or judge them. they need our help and question are obligated to thhel them, they're our brothers and sisters in humanity, and that's what motivates me to get out there and do what acan until the problem is gone. >> i'm sure you'll recall is a 12 et century philosopher that says if one helps one person, they help the whole world. tell me how that has played a part in your decision to help? >> 17 years ago, i think a little bit longer than that, 20 years ago when i first decided to become a doctor, i made a promise to god and i am muslim and every muslim has an obligation to help the brothers
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and sisters in humanity, we're actually supposed to help animals and actually keep the planet in good shape. i made a promise with god against all the odds and said if you help me become a doctor, i will do what i can to help humanity in any way i can. and it's real easy just to kind of sit back and let the paycheck come in and, you know, do your fun stuff. but to me, fun stuff and a challenge is really going out there and making a difference in someone's life that can't help themselves and needs help. i'm seeing textbook cases, symptoms that are way beyond control, because they haven't had any care. and that's a real challenge to me. as a physician. >> dr. sophia moman, thank you for being here. we're going to ask you what you think about the immigration crisis that this country is debating. stay with us. [ male announcer ] we know they're out there.
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i want to play for you a clip former republican congressman todd akin defended his comments about rape and pregnancy. >> legitimate rape is a broad term, it's a legitimate term for rape. do you know anybody that thinks that rape is legitimate? i know no conservatives who think rape is legitimate. >> i don't want to acknowledge it's a poor choice of words. >> i still don't understand a legitimate case of rape.
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rape is rape, why add a moniker to it. >> this is as i said, it's a law enforcement term, a woman called the police and the police investigate. she says i've been raped, they investigate that. so before any of the factses are in, they call it a legitimate case of rape. that's what they call it. >> akin initially apologized for the comments, he accused democrats and the media for using sex as a weapon against the gop. now we go to the continuing debate about what to do with the situation on the border. the president spending part of his day with the congressional caucus while homeland security spent part of his day with senators discussing the issue. sending apparently a different message about changing the laws. let's bring in msnbc's correspondent kristen -- is there a clear message out of the white house about how to deal with this problem? >> reporter: it's not clear, jose, thanks for having me on by
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the way and i think it underscores just how complicated this problem is. you had president obama speaking yesterday trying to tamp down their concerns that these unaccompanied minors are going to be treated inhumanely, and they that are going to be sechbsent back to their home countries where they fled violence and poverty. that is the concern. and the pressure that president obama is getting from his party. secretary jay johnson, as you mentioned, meeting with lawmakers on capitol hill, urging them to support changes to that 2008 anti-trafficking law, that is what's holding up send iin ining these minors bac very mixed messages here, jose, and it underscores the fact that this is a complicated problem and that there is a backlog of these unaccompanied minors, of course now this comes as
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president obama has said he's going to take executive action to reform the immigration system. the president insists he still plans to do that. but this crisis at the border complicates his options and legally it's a challenge. who specifically will he allow to stay? especially given the influx of these unaccompanied minors, jose? >> it's so interesting what you're bringing up because it seems like they're two different things, the president has told congress that if they didn't act before the 31st of july, their summer break, that he would consider right after that taking some executive order on immigration issues. but that does not have anything to do with the 2008 law that's on the books that specifically deals with unaccompanied minors that are crossing not from mexico, ie central america, they have to be transferred from the authorities that capture them to hhs. so do we know if the president, because initially it seems as though he was asking for
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congress to change that 2008 law so that he could indeed stream line deportations, do we know that's still what the white house is looking for? >> it's a very important question, and i have asked senior administration officials that exact question, repeatedly over the past several days, and the answer is they still support measures that would give the president and the administration broader authority to expedite the deportation of some of these minors. so they won't say specifically they support the legislation 23r56r78, that representative cuellar is introducing the congress, but they do say rather subtly, that is essentially what needs to happen in this case because legally, these children cannot be deported right now. so what the administration is calling for is essentially more judges who can hear more of these cases in a more timely fashion to determine which of
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these unaccompanied minors should whebe allowed to stay an which of them need to return home. that's really the crux of it. to really move this backlog forward, because what's happening is those unaccompanied minors are coming here in such large numbers that they are never, or it's weeks, months, even longer before they're actually appearing before a deportation judge, jose. >> and many may not even show up. so that's a lot to talk about. nbc's kristen welker. thank you so much. we should say that representative henry cuellar was expected and was going to come today but he got called in for votes. that's what they have to do, members of congress have to vote. he couldn't be here because he had to vote, legitimate excuse, we'll have him on soon. this conversation is of course nowhere near over, as we already reported, today, july 17th,
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i have invited you to be a part of this broadcast and i'm so thrilled you're doing just that. words matter. so i tip my cap to helen who made note of wednesday's five things, about california, mt. rainier is the highest mountain in the united states. and to our friends in alaska, home of the 20,000-foot mt.
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mckinley peak, well, we offer our highest apologies. that brings us to today's five things. and it is our first thursday and i will admit to you that i'm a big, big fan of throw back thursday. to that end, here are our five things throw back thursday. number one, let's go to hollywood. the hollywood sign specifically turned 91 on sunday and you're reading that correctly, originally read hollywood land, it is a real estate advertisen't. four letters dropped in 1949 because of maintenance issues. from hollywood to outer space, 45 years ago right now, our first astronauts were on their way to the moon. neil armstrong eventually making one small step for man and one giant step for mankind. and the iconic cuban singer known as the king of salsa passed away in 2003 this week. extraordinary woman. number four, one of the world's
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most interesting men, david hasselhoff, the hoff turns 62 years old today. happy birthday, hoff, of course, one of the most famous actors, live guards, bay watch, he also had a quick music career, a very successful one in europe, and of course one of the all-time best heads of hair. and someone who had a great head of hair 30 years ago, me. there i am as a student in cambridge university many moons ago. that brings me to number five. over the 30 years covering every house going back to reagan, living in el salvador and covering the self-war in the '80s and on the streets of this country when conflicts flared like here in miami. >> reporter: we're in the middle right now of the police clubbing, the people did not want to leave, they have been trampled. special response teams along with s.w.a.t. have been
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reports of a permanent truce surface as a temporary humanitarian cease fire today was about to expire. it was to allow people in gaza to go out and purchase food and other supplies, nbc news veteran middle east correspondent martin fletcher joins us life now from tel aviv. so martin, let's start with the developing news of this cease fire around 11:00 p.m. eastern time as mentioned. what is the situation you're hearing as far as if this will hold up, previously with the temporary cease fire, israel and hamas fired several rockets just prior to that one. >> reporter: the humanitarian truce started this afternoon and that lasted five hours, and that was fairly successful. the story of the moment, the cease fire negotiations continuing after hamas rejected the egyptian proposal. well, it's not dead, there's still negotiationsng

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